Life in the Midwest of this fair land of freedom can be an interesting, yes that is the word, experience for a number of reasons. For example our weather, which tends to go to extremes. I recall a professor of African history, who was from Africa, who announced to my class at the U of I circa December of 1977 that he had never lived in a place before where the weather could kill you so quickly. Welcome to the Land of Lincoln prof!
Go here to view the temperatures that my little slice of paradise will be experiencing today, Wednesday and the early part of Thursday. Those are of course Farenheit numbers. The low temperature on that list translates to -30.55 Celsius, which is a bit brisk even for me. Of course at the law mines we will be having a new phone system installed tomorrow when every sane business will be closed. Ah well, challenges are ever the salt of life.
Update I: Good to see that the citizens of Chicago are meeting this weather emergency with the traditions that have made the Windy City a byword around the world. Go here to read about it.
Update II: January 30, 2019 at 7:50 CST: Downtime Dwight is a balmy -21. No worries, the temperature will rocket up to -14 before plunging again today.